FBI Terrorism Task Force JTTF joining Portland A Town Hall Forum 1.13.11
JTTF Town Hall in Portland
A Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between various U.S. law enforcement agencies that is charged with taking action against terrorism, which includes the investigation of crimes such as wire fraud and identity theft. The agencies that comprise a JTTF generally include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other federal agencies (notably Department of Homeland Security components such as U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the U.S. Secret Service as well as the Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service), state and local law enforcement,...
The local Joint Terrorism Task Force formed in 1997 and is one of 106 across the country. Although officers from the Portland Police Bureau are no longer part of the group, Oregon State Police, the Port of Portland and the Washington County Sheriff's Office participate with federal agencies for investigations.
The Portland City Council is expected to vote whether to rejoin the task force at its Feb. 24 meeting